Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina, with a team of over 155 lawyers. With a main office in the city of Buenos Aires and a branch in Buenos Aires province, the firm has advised clients in Argentina and abroad for over 120 years. The firm is an active member of the following networks: World Services Group, Club de Abogados de Iberoamérica, Interlex, INBLF and ALAE. Beccar Varela is the first full-service law firm in Argentina to have joined the United Nations Global Compact.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Main areas of practice
Administrative law: Advice on projects that involve public sector participation, such as public bids, contracts, infrastructure concessions and public law litigation, among others.
Agribusiness: All aspects of the agribusiness industry.
Antitrust and competition law: The firm is active in this field with great success in many major operations, including anti-dumping and other related areas.
Banking and finance: All areas of banking and finance, including local and foreign currency, secured and syndicated loan transactions, guarantees, structured finance, leasing and project finance.
Capital markets: Extensive range of transactions, such as debt and equity issuances, corporate bonds, trust certificates, public offerings, ADR issuances and debt securities.
Compliance: Comprehensive guidance on business integrity and ethics; anti-money laundering and terrorism financing; risk analysis and design, anti-corruption and anti-fraud codes of conduct; internal investigations and asset tracing and recovery.
Corporate law: Corporate strategic decisions and day-to-day business activities, including the negotiation of all kinds of agreements.
Energy, natural resources and environment: The firm is heavily involved in the development of these fields. It represented project financiers of the three largest mining projects in Argentina.
Insurance: Assistance regarding specific legislation related to insurance companies, as well as customer representation in legal proceedings.
Intellectual property: Protection, prosecution and licensing of patents, trademarks, software, copyrights and domain names, and complex matters including cross-border licensing and litigation.
International trade and customs: Complete range of transactions, covering the application of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, WTO regulations, investigations into the presumed existence of dumping, safeguards, subsidies and technical obstacles to trade.
Labour law: All matters relating to Argentine employment and social security laws, including collective bargaining agreements.
Life sciences: All legal matters concerning the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
Litigation and arbitration: Specialist litigation and arbitration practice appearing before both federal and provincial courts and international arbitration panels.
M&A: Advisory services ranging from small private acquisitions to listed companies, advising both sellers and purchasers.
Private clients: Specific and tailor-made advice to high net-worth individuals.
Real estate and hospitality: Advice to investors seeking to acquire or develop real estate property or hotel projects in Argentina, and/or finance acquisitions and projects.
Tax: Legal advice on different tax matters at national, provincial and municipal levels.
Telecommunications: All aspects of communication and technology-related areas.
White-collar and corporate crime: Anticorruption, money laundering and compliance issues, and the first full-service law firm to have incorporated a corporate crime department.